Hidden at the edge of an industrial park near the Phoenix airport, housed in a handful of utilitarian buildings with no grassy quadrangles or ivy crawling up red brick, Rio Salado Community College doesn’t look much like a typical higher-education
College dropouts who came close to graduating but didn’t quite finish could be a key target for higher-education institutions that are under the gun to improve their completion rates, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Stude
The portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year has dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009, according to a report that looks like bad news for the national college completion push.
Students and leaders at two-year community colleges from across the state rallied for an event at the State Capitol on Monday which celebrated an effort to get students to commit to completing their education.
Iowa community college students are joining a nationwide effort to boost completion rates in degree and certificate programs in order to successfully transfer to four-year programs or enter the workforce and increase their lifetime earnings.